Weekend PATH service to WTC may be reduced for 8 years due to service work

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NEW YORK — Riders, get ready for some changes in the PATH trains during the weekend between Jersey City and World Trade Center.

The Port Authority is moving ahead with major repair and upgrades on the line. Some of the work is due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Service would be reduced to a single track between Jersey City and the World Trade for 35 weekends a year, extending to as long as eight years.

Riders estimate the wait for a train might be about 25 minutes.

People are currently dealing with a weekend shutdown of PATH service to 33rd Street in Manhattan. That project is to upgrade the signal system and is expected to be done in December.

This next work could begin in the fall of 2017. The Port Authority may be able to reduce the length of the project.

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